Definition of Polyamory
(noun) Any condition or practice that involves romantic or sexual relationships with multiple consenting partners.
Types of Polyamory
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌpɑliˈæməri/
- British English – /ˌpɒliˈam(ə)ri/
- Plural: polyamories
- A (noun) polyamorist engages in a (adjective) polyamorous or (adjective) polyamoristic marriage.
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Cite the Definition of Polyamory
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “polyamory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/polyamory/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
polyamory. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/polyamory/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “polyamory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/polyamory/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“polyamory.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/polyamory/>.